The latest from Rosa

Over £700,000 invested in women and girls in local communities through the Woman to Woman fund

Rosa is awarding grants totalling £766,580 to 55 projects across the UK through the second round of the Woman to Woman fund.

This fund, supported by the so-called ‘Tampon Tax’, will support groups that work with women and girls from disadvantaged communities or in disadvantaged areas in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. This funding is part of a wider commitment made by HM Treasury and DCMS to distribute Tampon Tax funds to women’s charities.

Samantha Rennie, Executive Director of Rosa says “Through our partnership with DCMS and HM Treasury we have been able to fund important and innovative projects all over the country and provide them with step-up support to help them be more impactful and sustainable.

Whilst gender inequality and sexual harassment, of and by public figures, dominates the headlines, these funds are reaching women and girls who’s voice is often least heard. These grants help unleash the power women have to make positive change for other women in their communities in some of the most disadvantaged areas in the UK.”

Grants include £6,000 to Dynamic Support Manchester for a series of workshops to support refugee and asylum seeking mothers; £6,802 to support the Dundee Women’s Festival’s 2018 event; and £19,477 to BelEve UK to support a programme of workshops and mentoring for teenage girls.

Chyloe Powell from BelEve UK says “We are so excited to receive this funding from Rosa. It will support us in continuing our work in inspiring and supporting girls and young women to become leaders of their world. More can be done to give girls and young women the knowledge and confidence to fulfil their potential; this grant helps us do that.”


The next round of Woman to Woman funding will open for applications in the New Year and those interested should sign up for news at:


Organisations being funded by the second round of the Woman to Woman fund:

Name Local Authority Grant Amount
3As Parent Group Trafford £5,150
Action on Postpartum Psychosis Birmingham £25,000
Alternatives Watford Watford £8,300
Asian Women Lone Parent Association(AWLPA) Islington £21,520
Barking & Dagenham Somali Women’s Association Barking and Dagenham £23,571
BelEve UK Lewisham £19,477
Bristol Women’s Voice Bristol, City of £24,140
Canaan Project Tower Hamlets £10,000
DAWN – Diwa Asian Women’s Network Harrow £19,932
Deaf Ethnic Women’s Assocation Islington £11,150
Dumfries Get Together Dumfries and Galloway £5,000
Dundee Women’s Festival Dundee City £6,802
Dynamic Support of Greater Manchester Manchester £6,000
Emmelines Pantry Manchester £25,000
Enfield Saheli Enfield £25,000
Ethiopian Women’s Empowerment Group Kensington and Chelsea £18,720
Families in Care Newcastle upon Tyne £12,852
Gilded Lily Inspiring Enterprise Glasgow City £11,146
Goldstar Creative Marketing Hackney £7,000
Hands Inc Hackney £21,592
Inspirational Women Foundation CIC Bradford £12,230
Inspiring Futures Partnership CIC (Inspire Women Oldham) Oldham £25,000
International Women’s Day Derby Derby £7,050
Invisible Traffick GB Kirklees £16,590
Jannaty Women Social Society Islington £12,250
Kenyan Women in Scotland Association CIC Midlothian £13,761
Kyra Women’s Project York £13,000
Leicester Rape Crisis Leicester £15,150
Luna Menstrual Health Nottingham £12,430
Middle Eastern Women and Society Organisation Islington £11,000
Millan Centre Bradford £11,028
Motherwell Cheshire Cheshire East £18,000
Mums in Need Sheffield £25,000
Powerhouse for Women Newham £6,500
Refugee Women of bristol Bristol, City of £17,755
Roj Women Association Haringey £5,150
Roshni Ghar Bradford £5,150
Safe and Sound Dorset Bournemouth £20,090
SEEDS (Survivors Empowering and Educating Domestic Abuse Services) Cornwall £11,250
Sefton & Liverpool Women in Business CIC / Dress It Forward Liverpool £18,190
SHAPE Birmingham £20,150
Sheffield Hatters Community Basketball Club Sheffield £15,246
Shine! Cheltenham £5,190
Soul Food Sisters Glasgow City £11,300
South Yorkshire Women’s Aid (Doncaster) Doncaster £17,500
Southampton Womens Aid Southampton £14,500
SWF (SupportWorks Foundation) Worcester £8,855
TAPEPUKA Wakefield £18,200
The Glendale Women’s Cafe Glasgow City £5,210
The Hansy Josovic Maternity Trust Hackney £5,240
The Women & Families Resource Centre Wolverhampton £9,595
Treasures Foundation Newham £25,000
Women’s Voice Hastings £6,222
You Can Flourish (Flourish) Warwick £5,446